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Meaning of 斗

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(Trad.: 鬥)
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Ideographic: A hand holding a measuring dipper
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    • [ shí ] ten, tenth; complete; perfect
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  • Pinyin: dòu

    English Definition: to fight; to struggle; to condemn; to censure; to contend; to put together; coming together
    Chinese Definition:
    ①对打:斗殴。战斗。
    ②比赛胜负,争胜:斗力。斗劲。斗智。斗志昂扬。
    ③使动物之间互争高下:斗牛。斗蟋蟀。
    ④拼合,对准,凑近:斗眼。
    ⑤古同“逗”,逗引。

    Example Words:
    斗争 dòu zhēng a struggle; fight; battle
    战斗 zhàn dòu to fight; to engage in combat; struggle; battle; Classifiers: ,
    奋斗 fèn dòu to strive; to struggle
    战斗力 zhàn dòu fighting strength
    斗志 dòu zhì will to fight; fighting spirit
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  • Pinyin: dǒu

    English Definition: abbr. for the Big Dipper constellation 北斗星 ; dry measure for grain equal to ten
    Chinese Definition:
    ①中国市制容量单位(十升为一斗,十斗为一石):斗酒只鸡(经常用作招待客人的简单酒食,家常便饭)。
    ②量粮食的器具:斗筲之人(形容人器量狭小,见识短浅)。
    ③形容小东西的大:斗胆。
    ④形容大东西的小:斗室。
    ⑤像斗的东西:斗车。斗笠。斗篷。熨斗。
    ⑥星名,二十八宿之一,亦泛指星:南斗。气冲斗牛(怒气冲天)。
    ⑦特指“北斗星”:斗折蛇行。
    ⑧古同“陡”,高耸的样子。
    ⑨(斗拱)(枓栱)拱是建筑上弧形承重结构,斗是垫拱的方木块,合称斗拱。
    ⑩古同“陡”,突然。

    Example Words:
    漏斗 lòu dǒu funnel
    烟斗 yān dǒu (smoking) pipe
    斗篷 dǒu peng cloak; mantle
    北斗 běi dǒu Great Bear; Big Dipper; Peitou town in Changhua county 彰化县 , Taiwan
    泰斗 tài dǒu (abbr. for 泰山北斗 ) distinguished figure; doyen; revered authority
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